Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Data Notebook

 Okay, I have finally finished the data notebook that I've been working on forever.  I think this document contains the most information that I've ever put into a product.  If you're looking for an all inclusive data notebook to start your year, look no further.  This data notebook has just about everything that you could think of when it comes to academic data recording.  Not only do you get all of the data pages but you get directions on how to use them and some information about how I have had success with each of the academic areas.

My Data Notebook is a 79 page download containing a TON on printables for you to use to create a data notebook for each of your students.  It comes with a student data notebook cover and several different data pages to choose from.  Students will keep their own data by coloring in pictures or bar graphs to show their progress.  Click on any of the pictures below to download this document for your classroom.

Data Notebooks help keep students accountable for their own learning.  They write their own goals and are able to control the pace in which they learn.  Data Notebooks allow students to observe short term goals and it motivates them to reach their long term goals. 

There are six sections to the data notebook and each section contains several subsections for students to track their own data:

Section 1: Mission Statement-students create a class and self mission statement of a learning goal they would like to reach.

Section 2: Reading Goals-students work on increasing their reading level, oral fluency, fry word knowledge, reading stamina, and maze comprehension activities.  Each subsection contains a data sheet to choose from.
Section 3: Phonics Goals-students work on upper and lower case letter recognition, letter sounds, phoneme segmentation, and nonsense word fluency.  Each subsection contains a data sheet to choose from.

Section 4: Spelling Goals-students work on word family knowledge as they learn new spelling sound patterns each week, and they keep track of how many words they spell correctly on each spelling test.  The word family section contains all word families that your students will learn throughout the school year and a graph to track how many words they get correct on each spelling test.

 Section 5: Writing Goals-students work on using capital letters, spacing, correct spelling, punctuation, and handwriting in their writing.  They use the writing rubric that is included to make their writing perfect.
 Section 6: Math Goals-students work on counting on, counting back, addition and subtraction fluency, and they keep their own assessment data based on the test they take in the classroom (weekly or quarterly)
 The nice thing about this data notebook is that you can choose the data pages that you use in your own classroom.  I realize that different schools have different ways of doing things and I wanted to provide enough of a variety in the data pages for you to choose the best method for you and your students. 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at


Sarah said...

wow! That packet is amazing! Great job! :D Newest follower! Come check me out sometime and have a great Friday!


April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

This packet is great!!! Heading to your store to put it on my wishlist!!


Storie said...

Your data packet looks great! I haven't used one before, but your idea has me thinking of ways I could use it this year. I'm nominating you for the Versatile Blogger award. Stop by sometime for details :)
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Laura Wagner Jordan said...

Oh my goodness! Your items are sooo adorable. Your blog is precious as well :)
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